Card: 2006 Upper Deck #157
Michael Anthony Esposito (born September 27, 1981 in Los Angeles, CA) is a former Major League Baseball starting pitcher who played briefly in the majors with the Colorado Rockies.
Mike grew up in Las Vegas and was the Nevada Player of the Year as a high school senior. He was selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the fifth round of the 1999 amateur draft but opted to attend Arizona State instead. He missed most of his first year at ASU due to arm injuries and later was taken by the Rockies in the 12th round of the 2002 amateur draft.
He was signed by scout Mike Ericson for a $750,000 bonus and made his pro debut with the Visalia Oaks the next summer. He quickly advanced through the Colorado organization and earned a September call-up to the majors in 2005.
He made his big league debut on September 21st, giving up 3 earned runs in 5 innings to take a loss against the San Diego Padres. He made two more starts that fall, ending the year with an 0-2 record and a 6.75 ERA. He never returned to the majors after that year, remaining in the Rockies organization through 2007. He spent 2008 with the Yuma Scorpions of the independent Golden Baseball League.
Mike is the son of Brooklyn-born Joe "Bean" Esposito, best known for singing "You're the Best" and as the lead singer for the Brooklyn Dreams whose 1979 duet "Heaven Knows" with Donna Summer reached #4 on Billboards Hot 100.
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